There are fewer finer tastes in life than cheesecake. So what better way to celebrate with friends and family on cinco de mayo than with a protein-packed recipe that everyone can enjoy? Regardless of whether or not you’ve had too many cervezas, there’s plenty of lime to accent your drink, or a delicious treat to soak up some sobriety. Oh, and they also taste incredible, so no matter what your level of celebration, everyone wins with cheesecake. Take a look at the full recipe and get ready to fall in love.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO

CINCO DE MAYO LIME CHEESECAKE BARS

Yields: 9 servings |  Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories: 140 | Protein: 10g  | Fat: 8g | Net Carb: 4g 

Total Carb: 13g 

Prep Time: 25 mins  | Cook Time:  4-6 hours (cool time) | Total Time: ~ 5-6 hrs.

Ingredients

LIME CHEESECAKE BARS CRUST

LIME CHEESECAKE BARS FILLING

  • 1 8oz package reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup zero cal sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • sliced lime for topping

Method

  1. preheat over to 350 degrees F, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the Quest Bars into pieces and place them on the baking sheet – bake for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove and let cool.
  4. Once cooled, place them into a food processor or blender and blitz until fine crumbles form.
  5. Add in the melted butter and pulse until combined.
  6. Prepare 6×6 inch pan with non-stick spray and parchment paper both ways for easy removal.
  7. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and use the bottom of a glass to pack it down tightly.
  8. Bake for 6 minutes.
  9. Remove and let cool
  10. Meanwhile, place the room temp cream cheese, yogurt, sweetener, vanilla, salt, juice and zest into a mixing bowl and use a handheld mixer to beat until well combined.
  11. Transfer to the cooled crust.
  12. Cover and chill for 4-6 hours before cutting into squares, topping with lime slices and serving!





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